Lara Siree

Lara Siree's Fundraiser

We can help The Learning Council purchase and renovate a permanent home on Grand Ave image

We can help The Learning Council purchase and renovate a permanent home on Grand Ave

As many of you have enjoyed Paonia, here is an opportunity to give back and support local community! Join me and help make a difference, please give today! Your donation is tax deductible!


$934 towards $3,888

The Buell Foundation is matching $41,000 worth of donations to help TLC purchase the building. Double your donation!

Join me, let’s support good in our community and make a difference. Help us purchase a building on Grand Ave for The Learning Council!

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for The Learning Council (TLC). The Learning Council celebrates and cultivates the character of our locale: education, diversity and allyship, arts, agriculture, nourishing food, and wellness. As a community organization, they provide safe equitable spaces for all to flourish.

TLC has been serving the North Fork Valley for over 23 years by providing alternative educational opportunities, nourishing local food, and advocacy for all through the gift model. They have not had a space to call their own in our community. Now TLC has their eyes set on a property on Grand Avenue! This building will house all of their perennial programs under one roof, establishing a hub for all to learn and thrive!

Check out the main page for our campaign here.

This welcoming space full of community activities will include:

  • Teen-led icecream shop open year-round
  • TLC Kitchen serving weekly community meals at the Trading Post or Arbol Farmers Market while teaching food classes
  • Classroom Space for courses in health, music, dance, agriculture, social and environmental justice, and more
  • Arts for All educational programs in visual arts, music, and performing arts
  • North Fork Community Parade & Marching Band practice and performance venue
  • Diversity Library to peruse a variety of books
  • Working Area for Delta County Coalition Advocating for Radically Equitable Spaces
  • Bike Co-op shop and outdoor space
  • Space for coworking with our partner organizations and colleagues
  • Educational space for the Health and Vitality Council to teach Comprehensive Sexual Health Education to parents and students